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New job ads in Canterbury continue to rise, with the SEEK New Job Ad Index today showing a 5.3% increase in the number of jobs in the region since April last year.
Shopping using debit and credit cards in New Zealand increased during April 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today.
When adjusted for seasonal effects, the value of electronic card spending in the retail industries increased 0.6 percent in April.
March was a good month for many accommodation providers, with the number of guest nights (after adjusting for seasonal variation) rising 6.7 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. The rise in March 2013 comes after a 2.4 percent increase in February.
CURRENCY: Once the dust settles, there is little in the way of news flow to move markets. Having snapped lower, markets are likely to be nervous and jumpy, influenced by positioning and technicals, which generally point to AUD and NZD weakness persisting today.
BusinessNZ has greeted the latest employment survey with cautious optimism.
The Household Labour Force Survey for the March quarter shows employment up 1.7 percent, with 38,000 more people employed since the last quarter.
ANZ has opened its very first regional corporate centre in Tauranga.
The centre is a prototype that will be rolled out to other regional centres across New Zealand in the coming 24 months as part of ANZ’s nationwide $270 million building and refurbishment programme.
The latest monthly property value index shows that nationwide residential values increased further in April. Values are up 4.0% above the previous market peak of late 2007, with a 1.3% increase over the past three months and a 7.1% increase over the past year.
The drop in the unemployment rate from 6.9 per cent to 6.2 per cent in the March quarter is encouraging news, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.
McDonald’s New Zealand today announced that after 15 years, it will be launching a pilot to bring back the Kiwi legend, Georgie Pie.
The employment rate rose to 63.7 percent in the March 2013 quarter, up from 62.7 percent in the December 2012 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The unemployment rate fell to 6.2 percent, down from a revised 6.8 percent last quarter.
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